“I graduated in June of 2020 from IOTs licensed vocational nursing program. And passed my Nclex on the first try! Shortly after passing, I was hired at kaweah Health Medical Center in Visalia, on the Oncology unit. Where I got my feet wet and got the hang of the medsurg experience.
After spending around 8 months in Oncology a new position came available on the Postpartum mother baby unit, I was worried I wouldn’t get hired as an LVN in a speciality unit, with only 8 months of nursing experience but luckily I got in! I have been with Mother baby for a Year in a half now and was just recognized as Licensed Vocational Nurse of the Year in my Department! What!? I could not have done any of this without the love and support from all of my instructors at IOT. I remember being SO stressed about pediatric dose conversions and sitting down with Dr. Barr for extra help with math and I’m so proud to say I use this math everyday on my unit giving pediatric injections!
Thank you to my IOT family for everything. ♥️ And don’t ever think any of you will be stuck working in a SNF! The sky is the limit.”
Arianna Myrick – VN, Class of 2020